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U+8709, 蜉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8709

[U+8708]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+870A]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 142, +7, 13 strokes, cangjie input 中戈月弓木 (LIBND), four-corner 52147, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1084, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33104
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1552, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2857, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+8709

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Glyph originEdit

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*brɯwʔ, *browʔ, *pʰuw
*pʰruː
*bruː, *buw
*browʔ, *pʰuw
*pu, *bu
*bu
*bu
*bu, *pʰuw
*bu, *pʰuw
*bu
*bu
*bu
*bu
*pʰuw
*pʰuw
*pʰuw
*pʰuw
*pʰuw
*pʰuw

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (3)
Final () (136)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/bɨu/
Pan
Wuyun
/biu/
Shao
Rongfen
/biəu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/buw/
Li
Rong
/biu/
Wang
Li
/bĭəu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱi̯ə̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fóu
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ bjuw ›
Old
Chinese
/*[b](r)u/
English mayfly

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 3347
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*bu/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. Only used in 蜉蝣 (fúyóu) and 蚍蜉 (pífú).
  2. big ant

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. mayfly
  2. large ant

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bu) (hangeul , revised bu, McCune–Reischauer pu, Yale pu)

  1. mayfly
  2. kind of large insect